Nylatron® GS Key Facts
Nylatron® GS nylon is a nylon and molybdenum disulphide composition designed to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of type 6/6 nylon, while maintaining its basic electrical and chemical characteristics.
The addition of finely divided particles of MoS2 solid lubricant adds extra lubricity to nylon, permitting Nylatron® GS parts to operate with little or no lubrication. This makes Nylatron® GS nylon especially suited to applications where lubrication is impractical, contaminating or difficult to maintain.
In addition to the advantages offered by nylon’s non-galling and non scratching characteristics, sound dampening qualities, insulating properties, resistance to oils, greases, most alkalis, solvents and organic acids, Nylatron® GS nylon also provides these “plus” properties:
Greater Wear Resistance-Offering longer wear in many applications-frequently performing satisfactorily where unfilled nylon parts fail.
Lower Surface Friction-The internal lubricant, molybdenum disulphide, means a lower coefficient of friction for superior performance when lubrication is undesirable or impractical.
Higher Strength and Greater Rigidity-Tensile and compressive strengths are increased and the elastic modulus is increased more than 40%. Nylatron® GS parts are more resistant to deformation under load.
Superior Heat Resistance-Parts resist distortion at temperatures 50°F higher than unfilled type 6/6 nylon; therefore, higher applied loads are possible as temperatures increase.
Improved Dimensional Stability-With a linear coefficient of thermal expansion less than that of nylon 101, Nylatron® GS parts maintain better fits and clearances, have less tendency to seize as bearings.
Key Features of Nylatron® GS
- Excellent wear resistance
- Low surface friction
- High strength and rigidity
- Superior heat resistance
- Improved dimensional stability
Applications of Nylatron® GS
- Valve seats
- Thrust washers
- Wear surfaces •
- Forming dies
- Tooling fixtures